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3.47 | 346 ratings

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5 stars It is a real masterpiece indeed!

I have been reading all the reviews about The Seventh Degree of Separation, and I started to become curious about hearing they re new album, which is what I have done since a week ago when I bought it in they re website.

My first impression was the vocal changes. I rather prefer Rob Sowden voice, but Manzi is also a great replacement. His voice is darker in another kind of way.

Ok, I understand that most of all the fans are a little bit disappointed with this new work, but we must consider that The Seventh Degree is a step ahead in the bands career. Yes, you read it right! AHEAD! And why is that, you might ask? Right, forget the prog influences (at least the most common of them). Just consider this as a new fresh beginning and stop to make comparisons with they re latest albums. This is rock at they re best and I am glad that the band had gained courage to follow this musical direction. We dont need to hear the same after the same. That s why I loved The Pepper s Ghost so much and is for me, they re best work before the The Seventh Degree of Separation.

There is a great musicianship between all members elements, what causes and create a great ambiance. We can really make our mind travel with so much beautiful music!

The album comes completed with a great artwork. It s dark, sometimes aggressive. They have chosen the artist wisely.

So, to finish my short review, please take a chance to this fantastic album. It s different from the previous ones, but thats why it makes it worthwhile to listen it!

hogarth | 5/5 |


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